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Next Live Show: Gene Kohn

Next Live Show: Gene Kohn

He is a co-founder of Kohn Pedersen Fox, the architecture firm behind Hudson Yards, the 1,400-foot One Vanderbilt going up by Grand Central, and five of the world’s 10 tallest buildings. The firm has no plans to knock down those other five. For good or ill. Well, morally good, but. . . Music: Hubby Jenkins.Wednesday, … Continue reading »


Episode 288: Jennifer Egan

Some novelists begin with a character, some with a plot; Jennifer Egan – A Visit From the Goon Squad, Manhattan Beach – often starts with a sense of place: “That seems to come before there are people.” A conversation at the Center for Fiction cosponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Music: Lily Henley and Duncan Wickel. Photo: … Continue reading »

Architecture & Design

Episode 286: James Polshek

His 60 years as an architect (the Rose Center at the Museum of Natural History, the Clinton presidential library) and dean of Columbia’s graduate school of architecture brought him to this modest conclusion: “It’s not a high art; it is really a craft.” A conversation at the Center for Architecture. Music: Caitlan Warbelow. Photo: Harry … Continue reading »

Dance / Theater

Episode 281: David Neumann

The choreographer of Hadestown and an all-around theater guy, he grew up in a house designed by his father – not an architect, a member of Mabou Mines. “It pointed me toward a creative proces which is partially planned and partially improvised.” And away from the words “beneath a heap of rubble.” A conversation at the Baryshnikov … Continue reading »